Aquatic Research Cluster Instrumentation
The Iatroscan is equipped with both FID and FPD detectors. The FID is used for determination of organic compounds while the FPD is used for the determination of phosphorous and sulphur selectively. Both the FID and FPD can be used simultaneously. The Iatroscan is routinely used to measure lipid classes.
Agilent 6890 GC FID
Equipped with an 7683 auto sampler. The injector is temperature programmable and configured for on-column injection. The injector is normally set up for 320 μm capillary columns, but can be changed to fit other columns. The Agilent is routinely used to quantify fatty acids.
Varian CP-3800 GC FID
Equipped with a CP-8400 auto sampler. The chromatograph has an injector that is temperature and pressure controlled. The injector type is split/splitless. This instrument is used for amino acid and sterol analyses.
Perkin-Elmer 2400 Series II CHN analyzer
The analyzer gives values for carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen in particulate samples. The analyzer is equipped with an auto sampler that will hold 60 samples.
Shimadzu TOC/TN analyzer
Model TOC-VCPH and can measure total carbon (TC), inorganic carbon (IC), non-purgeable organic carbon (NPOC), purgeable organic carbon (POC), and total nitrogen (TN). The instrument is equipped with a 48 samples auto sampler.
Applied Biosystems® QuantStudio™ 6 Flex Real-Time PCR System
This instrument facilitates real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) based applications and is equipped with a 384-well block. Within ARC, it is primarily used for transcript expression analyses [real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR)]. qPCR assays can be custom-designed for SYBR® Green I dye or TaqMan® probe based chemistries.